Minister announces review of incentives system

21 February, 2024

The Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan OÔÇÖConnor, has announced a strategic review of the╠ř.

To be led by The Honourable Justice Iain Ross AO and Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM, the review will investigate:╠ř╠ř

  • How the system and complementary services are performing in terms of the taking up and completion of apprenticeships and traineeships
  • The impact of cost-of-living pressures on apprentices and trainees╠ř
  • Best practices in terms of supporting high quality apprenticeships and traineeships, including government support, workplace conditions and culture, and employers╠ř
  • Whether the system is creating an environment which encourages women, First Nations peoples, people with disability and those in regional, rural and remote communities into apprenticeships and traineeships
  • How the system can be aligned priorities at outlined in the 2023 91╣┘═° Employment White Paper, along with the broader economic objectives

While financial supports for apprentices and trainees are scheduled to change from 1 July 2024, this review will assist the government to implement a more effective, sustainable and long-term incentive system for apprentices and trainees.

Written submissions on matters raised in the will be accepted before 15 May 2024.